quote 0046

Who said that “love is blind” was wrong; vanity is more likely to be blind.

– Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity

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Quem disse que o amor é cego, errou; mais certo é ser cega a vaidade.

– Mathias Aires – Reflexões sobre a vaidade dos homens

quote 0030

How many times we expect the shadows of the night with more fervor than the lights of the day?

– Mathias Aires – Reflexions on Men’s Vanity

Quantas vezes nós esperamos as sombras da noite com mais fervor do que as luzes do dia?

– Mathias Aires – Refllexões Sobre a Vaidade dos Homens

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After seen frequently the objects are differents of the first time we saw them; they lose all our repair and attention: our eyes easily forget what they see frequently, not because the frequency take away our admiration, but because the weakness of our senses can’t save it. – Mathias Aires – Reflexions on men’s vanity